A membership site is a private website with exclusive content available only to the signed up members. There is usually a membership fee which can either be weekly, Monthly or Yearly.
Generally, people join a membership site because it will simplify their life, speed up the learning curve, and/or give them greater detail on how to do something than general content offered online for free.
Many membership sites have an online member’s area, where they can access the information. In this case, you can have all your content posted so the member can peruse and use at their convenience. Or you can provide the content on a schedule, such as a new course materials/training programs once a month.
The ideas for membership sites are endless. The key to success is to find an idea that involves lots of content and that others would pay to access.
For example, if you can teach guitar or cake decorating, can you set up enough lessons to make a full course and are there people who’ll buy it? It’s always best to consider ideas that benefit others such as saving them time and money or helping them lose weight or get healthy.
Once you have your membership site outlined, it’s time to create the content and tools you’ll be delivering. This will probably be the most time consuming part of your start up. However, if you plan to deliver your content over time (i.e. email a weekly), you can create your content as you go.
Just remember, that people will be paying for this content, so there is an expectation that not only will the content be more in-depth than they’ll find for free online, but that the appearance of the content will be good quality as well.
Always make sure you post the content/tips on time so that the members can be able to access the information.
Membership payments may vary depending on the country and convenience of the members. For Example. PayPal offers a platform to get paid either through Bank Cards (Visa, MasterCard).